GREYTON ROSE FAIR 25 - 27 October (see programme below)

   

This year Greyton celebrates the 22nd annual Greyton Rose Fair and plans are well underway to make this a 22nd birthday party to remember.

The fair will take place over the weekend of 25 and 27 October and the theme this year is All you need is love.

The main attraction this year, as always, is the fabulous display of roses, which draws the crowds back year after year. With judging and prize-giving having taken place the night before, the display is opened to the public on both Saturday and Sunday. In addition, a variety of different gardens are also on show, many of them within strolling distance of each other.

Greyton is renowned for its Saturday morning market and this will be expanded on Rose Fair weekend to include more than 100 stalls selling everything from art to artichokes – as well as roses of every colour, shape and description.

Each year the Greyton Rose Fair is organised by the Greyton Seniors, a group that works tirelessly throughout the year to uplift those less fortunate than themselves. They do this each week by providing between 30 and 40 people with a well-balanced, substantial meal, an occasion that is for many the highlight of their week.

The Greyton Rose Fair is a Seniors fundraiser. Seniors members do all the work for the Rose Fair weekend themselves so that absolutely every cent raised can be ploughed back into the community. Last year, the funds raised paid for a play-park next to the village public library for the use of all the children in the community. This year the funds will be channelled into equipping a supporting a local pre-school creche.

You can help us to get the word out about the Greyton Rose Fair by hitting the Like button on the Greyton Rose Fair page on Facebook and sharing the messages with your friends.

Greyton Rose Fair 2013 Programme

 

Friday 25 October

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

08:00 – 10:00

Flower arrangements to be delivered

DRC Hall

12:00 – 15:00

Rose entries to be delivered

DRC Hall

16:00 – 17:00

Judging

DRC  Hall

17:00 – 21:00

Art Hop

Greyton (See Art Hop Map)

18:00 - 21:00

Prize Giving

Oak & Vigne

18:30 - Late

Choose one of Greyton's excellent eateries to make your dinner arrangements

 

Saturday 26 October

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

09:00 – 16:00

Children’s Art Display

Greyton House School

09:00 – 15:00

Greyton Rose Fair open country market

Market Square

09:00 – 16:00

Open Gardens

Greyton, Bosmanskloof & Heuwelkroon.  Maps available at Rose Show at DRC Hall

09:00 – 09:50

Opening Parade (Genadendal Brass Band & Drum Majorettes, Miss Rose & Miss Rosebud and princesses, horses, cyclists, fire truck & more)

Start at Library, right into Oak Street, right into Ds Botha, right into Main Road again, past Zippy’s, ending at the Market Square.

09:00 – 16:00

Rose Show

DRC Hall – R10 entrance per adult over 12

09:00 – 17:00

Art exhibitions at various venues around the village

Greyton (see Art Hop map)

09:00 – 17:00

Tea Garden

Green Door – delicious cakes, friendly service

10:00

Opening opening of 22nd Annual Greyton Rose Fair - SAPS Captain Gustav Tamboer

Market Square – includes Miss Rose, Miss Rosebud and Princesses presentation

 

SATURDAY LUNCH TIME FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT

 

12:00 - 15:00

The Searle's Beer Festival with popular Cape Town band The Rivertones is a lunchtime hit. Traditional German sausages, vegetarian options and a spit-braai

Searle's Trading Post

12:30 - 15:00

Enjoy an informal wine tasting with Van Loveren wines and a light lunch of prego roll and burgers.

The Blue Door

 

SATURDAY EVENING DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT

 

19:00 - Late

Oak & Vigne in combination with Greyton Bowling Club – See Graham Burton (vocals) and Mike Laatz (saxophone) perform The Songs of Nat King Cole at the Greyton Bowling Club. Tickets R90 each from Greyton Tourism.

Enjoy dinner after the show at the Oak & Vigne (booking essential) and receive a free bottle of wine on producing the show tickets for you and your partner.

Oak & Vigne

19:00 - Late

Enjoy a great jazzy evening … dinner and entertainment R200 per person for a set four-course menu and show. Entertainment by ROOK & OKER, featuring Wilken Calitz (violin, guitar and harmonica) and Mari Borstlap Calitz (vocals). 

Searle's Trading Post

Sunday 27 October

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

08:00

Sonderend Bird Club Walk

Nature Reserve, Park Street Entrance

09:00 – 17:00

Art exhibitions at various venues around the village

Greyton (see Art Hop map)

09:30 – 11:00

Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service

DR Church
Includes Children’s Choir

10:00 – 15:00

Children’s Art Display

Greyton House School

10:00 – 15:00

Rose Show

DRC Hall – R10 entrance per adult over 12

10:00 – 15:00

Open Gardens

Greyton, Bosmanskloof & Heuwelkroon.  Maps available at Rose Show in DRC Hall

10:00 - 15:00

Grand launch of cycling and walking trails at The Oaks Estate at 10:00, after which a light lunch will be served.

The Oaks Estate, 10km outside Greyton

12:00 – 15:00

Stylish picnic in the garden with jazz at R220 per person. Show only at R95 per person. Booking essential.

Starting their South African national tour, internationally renowned guitarist and musician Steve Newman and Errol Dyers will be joined by well-known jazz vocalist and two-time Grammy award nominee Angel Rose from New York.

Searle’s Trading Post

12:00

Prize Giving – Children’s Art

Greyton House School